Orient celebrated its 60th Anniversary this year. Besides the 60th Anniversary handwind models, there was also a pair of quartz ‘Swimmer’ models released in the Thailand to commemorate the event.
The Orient Swimmer is a basic quartz watch that features 100m water resistance and a screw in crown. This product line is sold in the Japanese market but the Thai Orient distributor made arrangement to produce a 60th anniversary model for the Thailand market. Like the handwind models, the commemorative Swimmer model has the “Orient 60th Anniversary” printed on its dial in cursive font.
Here’s a photo review.
Orient celebrated its 60th Anniversary on 13th July 2010 and a “60th Anniversary” limited edition watch was released to commemorate the event. There are two variants of the watch, one with stainless steel case and another one with a gold(4 micron) plated case.
Each variant is limited to 1500 pieces worldwide and I am privileged to be able to pick up the stainless steel variant.
Orient released a commemorative book as part of its 60th anniversary celebration. This 200-page book tells the story of Orient including its history, products and expertise. It also features staff from different departments as well as business associates.
I had the opportunity to take a look at it via the local Orient distributor, Big Time. Below are some casual shots taken from the ‘Product Archive’ chapter.